Category: Movie Reviews

REVIEW: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)

Into the Spider-Verse was one of the biggest pleasant surprises of the past few years. I’ve liked some movies from Sony Pictures Animation, like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Lego Movie. But Spider-Verse single-handedly initiated a paradigm shift in the landscape of American animation....

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REVIEW: The Little Mermaid (2023)

When I heard that Disney was remaking The Little Mermaid, I felt a familiar mixture of dread and tepid hopefulness. The Little Mermaid isn’t my favorite Disney movie, but it’s an undisputed classic that saved the animation studio at a crucial juncture in its storied history. And I do ...

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REVIEW: Fast X (2023)

A few entries in the series ago, I’d have probably said you already know if Fast X is for you. But things seem a bit different now; the Fast and Furious movies have gotten more ridiculous as they’ve gone along, and while it’s hard to top the kid-in-a-candy-store hilarity of two members of Domi...

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REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)

After the last few years of Marvel duds, disappointments, and flat-out disasters, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 feels like a miracle. I’ll stop short of declaring it as such, but it’s an oasis in the desert made up of the remains of what the Marvel Cinematic Universe used to be. It feels like a...

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REVIEW: Sisu (2023)

Sisu is pretty good. That’s the most generic way possible to sum it up (outside of a raised or lowered thumb), but it’s apt. This is a fun, lean action movie that does most of what it does right, and it’s got some neat filmmaking and an interesting lead character. But watching it once feels &h...

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REVIEW: Peter Pan and Wendy (2023)

Disney’s latest live-action remake, Peter Pan and Wendy, hit Disney+ this Friday. Disney’s Peter Pan is far from my favorite animated classic, and I rarely enjoy adaptations of J. M. Barrie’s novel and play. The 2003 version starring Jason Isaacs is my favorite, and I like some s...

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